How does this setup sound

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How does this setup sound

Postby Td2466 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:18 pm

One of the spots I plan on hunting in the fall is a medium sized pond and has a lot of marshy areas. About 7 feet from shore is a patch of marsh grass. In front of the grass is open water, and then there's some more marsh grass about 20-30ft away. I plan on putting up a blind in the marsh grass closest to shore, and put my decoys in between my blind and the marsh grass 20-30ft away. How does this setup sound? Any changes you would recommend?
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby duckman27 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:25 pm

Is the grass thick enough and in shallow enough water to where you can just sit/stand/kneel in it?
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby Td2466 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:51 pm

Duckman,
The area in which I would be standing/sitting would be mostly dry with maybe an inch of water if it was after a rainstorm
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby duckman27 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:53 pm

How thick is the grass?
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby Td2466 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:11 pm

Fairly thick. It's only about a foot and a half tall but there's a lot of random heavy patches of it. The entire patch itself is only about five feet wide and 5 feet deep
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby duckman27 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:23 pm

If you're just hunting by yourself then you should be alright hiding in that if it's tall enough
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby Td2466 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:06 pm

It's will mostly be by myself. I scouted it out today and I had three different flocks of geese fly by while I was there so it looks promising for both goose and duck seasons
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby noweil » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:07 pm

Why build a blind? Why not use a layout blind grassed up. I hunt on the banks of wetlands and potholes all the time out of a layout blind. I'm not tied to one spot on a water hole. I go were the birds are using, where the wind is favorable, or where I'm not looking at the sun at different times. Also, the layout blind lets me hunt where there is very little cover.
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The ducks are laying on the blind.
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On the bank of a stream with a snow cover.
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Re: How does this setup sound

Postby noweil » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:41 pm

A couple more pictures:
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Three blinds on the bank
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Dog blind goes right behind me.
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On a point on a big pothole
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